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Her Hair Glistened in the Rain Like Nose Hair After a Sneeze
This amazing analogy is brought to us by Chuck Smith of Woodbridge, Virginia. As part of a Washington Post Style Invitational. The call went out for lame analogies and metaphors everywhere. Scroll down to see the winners. (If you need a refresher, an analogy uses “like” or “as”, while a metaphor does not. ) Below is a short list of hilarious comparisons if you are looking for a good laugh or inspiration for a term paper!
Her face was a perfect oval, like a circle that had its two other Sides gently compressed by a Thigh Master. – Sue Lin Chong, Washington
His thoughts tumbled in his head, making and breaking alliances like underpants in a dryer without Cling Free. –Chuck Smith, Woodbridge
He spoke with the wisdom that can only come from experience, like a Guy who went blind because he looked at a solar eclipse without one of those boxes with a pinhole in it and now goes around the country speaking at high schools about the dangers of looking at a solar eclipse without one of those boxes with a pinhole in it. –Joseph Romm, Washington
She caught your eye like one of those pointy hook latches that used to dangle from screen doors and would fly up whenever you banged the door open again. –Rich Murphy, Fairfax Station
The little boat gently drifted across the pond exactly the way a bowling ball wouldn’t. –Russell Beland, Springfield
McMurphy fell 12 stories, hitting the pavement like a Hefty bag filled with vegetable soup. –Paul Sabourin, Silver Spring
From the attic came an unearthly howl. The whole scene had an eerie, surreal quality, like when you’re on vacation in another city and “Jeopardy” comes on at 7:00 p.m. instead of 7:30. –Roy Ashley, Washington
Her eyes were like two brown circles with big black dots in the center. –Russell Beland, Springfield
Her vocabulary was as bad as, like, whatever. –Unknown
He was as tall as a six-foot-three-inch tree. –Jack Bross, Chevy Chase
The hailstones leaped from the pavement, just like maggots when you fry them in hot grease. –Gary F. Hevel, Silver Spring
Long separated by cruel fate, the star-crossed lovers raced across the grassy field toward each other like two freight trains, one having left Cleveland at 6:36 p.m. traveling at 55 mph, the other from Topeka at 4:19 p.m. at a speed of 35 mph. –Jennifer Hart, Arlington